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Sportscaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -

Legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg died Thursday morning at his La Jolla home, his wife, Barbara, told the Union-Tribune. He was 82.

Barbara Enberg said the family found out later in the day when Dick Enberg failed to get off a flight in Boston, where they were scheduled to meet. She said her husband appeared to be waiting for a car that was set to shuttle him to the San Diego airport for a 6:30 a.m. flight.

“He was dressed with his bags packed at the door,” she said. “We think it was a heart attack.”

Enberg defined versatility as a broadcaster, covering 28 Wimbledon tennis tournaments, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA basketball title games as the play-by-play voice of the UCLA Bruins during its dynasty-building run. His last full-time job was as the TV voice of the Padres.

“I’m still in shock,” Barbara Enberg said.

Service information is pending.

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